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Hakone Yosegi-zaiku is a traditional Japanese decorative craft based on marquetry works. Popularized during the Edo Period, yosegizaiku has gained fame around the world for the beautiful colors and unique patterns, such as the
ichimatsu or flax leave designs. The patterned designs are often used for decorative boxes that feature hidden compartments, not unlike a puzzle box. The boxes are made using sheets of wood from various trees glued onto the boxes, then given a lacquer coating to hold the works in place. Some examples of products that can take advantage of the Hakone Yosegi-zaiku designs are tissue boxes, jewelry boxes, saucers & canisters, chopsticks, photo-frames, and more.
While in Hakone, you can try your hand at making Yosegi-zaiku designs with an introductory workshop. Create a special treasure to hold your jewelry or sewing materials that doubles as an excellent keepsake from your Japan vacation. These designs make excellent souvenirs for friends back home, or serve as a great memento of your Japan vacation. Make one for yourself during Japan's best season on a Spring Cherry Blossom Quilt Japan Tourpackage available in April!
Museum displaying beautifully crafted kimono
Shibori is the method of dyeing cloths.
Japanese Indigo dyeing and the Pure Vegetable Dyeing
First Open-Air Museum in Japan, Picasso Pavilion and Foot-Bath Hot-Spring
Most accessible of the Fuji Five Lakes and offers great views of Mt. Fuji
Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.
Part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and famous for Hot Springs
Japan’s first French style garden